UConn Director of One Stop Student Services Named

Michael Ormsby brings over 11 years of experience as a leader in student services

A view of the Convocation ceremony on the Student Union Mall on Aug. 23. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A view of the Convocation ceremony on the Student Union Mall on Aug. 23. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Michael Ormsby has been named the Director of One Stop Student Services at UConn Storrs. He will begin this newly created role at the University on January 27, 2023.

Michael Ormsby.
Michael Ormsby (contributed photo)

Ormsby, who most recently served as the Director for Student Success at the University of Hartford, brings over 11 years of experience as a leader in student services. During his time at UHart, Ormsby directed the Center for Student Success, UHart’s one-stop student services center, having played a critical role in the Center’s creation and establishment. His extensive experience includes directing UHart’s orientation program, teaching and advising first-year students, and working in residential life. Ormsby is an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and has presented at various professional conferences including, “Creating a One-Stop Shop to Increase Retention” at the National Conference on Students in Transition.

“Mike brings enthusiasm and experience in placing students at the center of our new service model,” says Nathan Fuerst, UConn’s Vice President for Enrollment Planning & Management. “Mike Ormsby is the visionary and positive leader we were searching for to lead the charge, as we design the manner in which we support our UConn Huskies today and in the future.”

“I am excited to join UConn nation and contribute knowledge and experience across departments, together, for the benefit of our Huskies.” says Ormsby.

The Division of Enrollment Planning and Management is excited about its upcoming establishment of a One Stop Student Services Office. UConn’s One Stop is an opportunity to be innovative and modernize our approach to student support services. As our students evolve, so will the services and support provided by the One Stop in a continued effort to elevate service levels for all UConn students across all campuses. In this important new role, Ormsby will provide strategic planning, vision, and direction for the staff, operations, and activities of the UConn One Stop in support of counseling and customer service for the integrated functions of the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation Services, Student Financial Aid Services, Registrar, and other offices outside of Enrollment.

“At UConn, we continue to push to enhance the manner in which we provide an exceptional experience for our students,” added Fuerst. “The UConn One Stop, in its design and under Mike’s leadership, will be a place that students fondly recall when speaking to their UConn experience.”

As the Director of One Stop Student Services, Ormsby will expand the vision, implement, and manage UConn’s establishment of the One Stop shared services organization in a manner that places service to students and families as the highest priority, while understanding the unique needs of increasingly diverse and traditionally underserved student populations.

“Throughout my time in higher education I have always looked for ways to remove barriers for students and their families.” added Ormsby. “The more questions and concerns we can address in one place, the fewer barriers students will experience. I am very excited to continue that work through UConn’s One Stop.”

Please join me in welcoming Michael Ormsby to this role and to the UConn community.



Nathan Fuerst

Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management